In September, Kenya is expected to receive 4.5 million doses of assorted COVID-19 vaccines, announced the ministry of health.
They include 1.7 million doses of Pfizer vaccine, 2 million doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine and 893,600 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
The government will be the sole exporter of the magazines, announced the chairperson of the task force on vaccine deployment Dr Willis Akhwale.
“The only importer and distributor is the government, the gov’t will facilitate the vaccine procurement even for the private sector,” said Dr Akhwale.
As of August 21, Kenya had received approximately 3.6 million doses of both the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines and Moderna.
On Tuesday, he cautioned Kenyans against being choosy when seeking to be vaccinated. Dr Akhwale said nobody will go for the vaccines of their choice and instead they will be vaccinated with the vaccine that will be available at the vaccination centre.
“We are trying as much as we can to have one particular vaccine within a vaccination post and if you go there, you will be vaccinated with that vaccine. We may, however, have two different vaccines in the coming days when we receive Pfizer but they will be administered from different clinic areas and people will not be allowed to choose,” he said.
The Ministry of Health reports shows that the number of men succumbing to the disease is higher than those of women.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.